mass wasting


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mass wasting

[′mas ‚wāst·iŋ]
(geology)
Dislodgement and downslope transport of loose rock and soil material under the direct influence of gravitational body stresses.
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According to (https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/landslides-in-mars-cerberus-fossae) NASA's website , this Mars area is a "steep-sided set of troughs cutting volcanic plains to the east of Elysium Mons." Steep slopes such as the Cerberus Fossae often experience "mass wasting" or active landslides. 
Physical geology (Landforms, weathering, erosion, mass wasting, earth quake, the origin of the earth)
Mass wasting processes, above all landslides, pose critical hazard to human life and infrastructure in urbanized areas.
The impact Mass wasting and risks assessment of the Harnoi-Bara Galli area was undertaken with the major aim to highlight hazards risk ofthe area.
These deposits are actually mud-matrix supported colluvium produced by landslides or 'mass wasting'.
I.D.E.A.S for Makerere leaders Matovu Paul and Ngolobe Michael made a trip to the area to educate the locals, including children, on the best approaches of controlling mass wasting.
The landslides on Giant Mountain are examples of mass wasting. Mass Wasting is the downward movement of rock and soil, often mixed with water.
For land-use planners, information like geology, geomorphology, geotechnical data, seismicity, hydrogeology among others; can give information like the necessary type of foundation, mass wasting processes, water resources and flood hazard.
Decomposition was apparently interrupted by mass wasting that buried the carcasses.
Sidle (Kyoto University) describes the natural factors influencing landslides, the initiation mechanisms of slope failures and landslides, methods of assessing landslide hazards, and the major land use activities that globally influence mass wasting and affect slope stability.
Cargo and Mallory (19977) observed that most examples of mass wasting have resulted from the addition of water into the ground to the point that the strength of the material is reduced beyond its ability to withstand the force of gravity.
The study titled, "The sublimative torques of Jupiter Family Comets and mass wasting events on their nuclei," was published in the journal Icarus.